Semester 1 runs from late September to late January.
Semester 2 runs from early February to late May.
All courses involve a minimum 14 classes.
Explore your creative side and develop key performance skills in this fast-paced and fun acting program. In Semester 1 we’ll focus on ensemble playing and devise our own original theatre. We’ll discover improvisation and comedy, learn how to work successfully with acting partners and create characters that will intrigue and entertain an audience. In Semester 2 we’ll discover how to take text off the page, and bring it to life on stage. We’ll look at staging techniques, and learn how to prepare monologues and scenes for performance. Students can opt to enter their creative work for graded certifications through Trinity College, England – a performance syllabus recognised all over the world. In the final week, our actors will present their scenes before a live audience at our end-of-year showcase.
In this intensive acting program participants develop a wealth of performance skills, aided by a qualified acting coach with professional directing and acting experience.
In Semester 1 the focus is on the development of essential acting tools: voice, clown, mask, mime, comedy, improvisation, partner work and character development. At the end of the semester, students pull their new skills together into a devised theatre piece for performance as a works-in-progress before a select audience. In Semester 2 we turn our attention to monologues, audition pieces and scene work as students discover how to interpret text and work with a scene partner to create performances ripe with tension, subtext and conflict. Students have the option of entering their creative work for graded certifications through Trinity College, England – a performance syllabus recognised all over the world. At the end of the semester, all actors have the opportunity to present their scenes before a live audience at our end-of-year showcase.
As our instructors are working arts professionals, it may occasionally be necessary to cancel or reschedule a class, due to their commitments (auditions, filming schedules, etc.). However, we always offer a minimum of 14 classes – or the equivalent in hours – for every course. In some cases, when it suits the projects undertaken by the group and the schedule of the instructors and participants, we may offer a full-day intensive, in place of 2-3 classes. Example: a full day on set to shoot a movie, or an 8-hour rehearsal for our actors.